At 22, Ugo moved to Nevada City, California, a highly artistic community and ended up joining a reenactment group. Building his own armor for this launched a lifetime passion and career. He went on to attend school at the International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida, where he received a degree in fashion design and graduated with top honors including the Dean’s list, inclusion into “The Who’s Who of American Colleges” and had the opportunity to represent the U.S. in a jewelry competition at the Louvre in Paris.
Spending some time making armor and corsetry for friends after college, Ugo finally ended up back in L.A. where he began his career in the movie industry, landing jobs as designer/fabricator on “Witchblade” and making the horse armour for Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes”, ultimately finding work at a special effects company where he further honed his skills. Today, Ugo is continually perfecting his craft doing work in the entertainment industry, sculpting, designing and with each project discovering new abilities to add to his madness, creating timeless pieces and alternate realities… and there’s more to come.